Cisco CCNA Data Center Certification

The CCNA Data Center certification is an associate-level job-role based certification for data center administrators with 1-3 years hands-on experience.  The certification benefits data center professionals who want to save time and money on data center equipment design, installation, and maintenance. The courses and exams cover foundational data center concepts, including unified computing and unified fabric.

CCNA Data Center Exams and Recommended Training

Required Exam Recommended Training 
640-911  DCICN  Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking
640-916  DCICT Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies 

 

 

Prerequisites

1-3 years hands-on data center experience.

Recertification

CCNA Data Center certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current CCNA Level 2 exam (ICND2, IINS,IUWNE,ICOMM,SSPO,SPNGN2,DCICN,VIVND or DESGN), or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX professional level exam, or 
  • Pass any current Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams or MeetingPlace Specialist exams, Implementing Cisco TelePresence Installations (ITI) exams, Cisco Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction exams, or any 650 online exams), or 
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or 
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or 
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.